How to Cover a Cast for Shower (Safe and Reliable)
- One of the most common concerns of anyone wearing a cast is how to take a bath with it. Getting a cast even slightly wet can have some consequences.
If you're wearing a cast, you must avoid water at all costs, meaning simple tasks like showering can be inconvenient, and fun outdoor activities like sitting by the pool, beach, or a boat ride can be risky. But it doesn't have to be this way.
In this article, we'll discuss the best way to keep your cast dry. With a good waterproof cover, there is no excuse not to do the things you love.
The Importance of Keeping Your Cast Dry
A cast purpose is to immobilize bones at the injury site and encourage growth and healing.
If your cast gets wet, it can get weakened and begin to soften, which starts to loosen up and can not immobilize your injury correctly. If it got too wet, the cast would need to be replaced.
Additionally, wet casts can cause skin irritations, severe itching, infections, mildew, or even skin breakdowns.
The Problem With DIY Methods
- Holding your cast out. This might seem like an obvious solution, but it's quite unsafe. Water can easily splash or drip into your cast. Not to mention, it will get uncomfortable fast.
So what's the best way to keep a cast dry in the shower?
The best way to keep your cast dry is to use a reusable and quality waterproof cast cover. Cast covers are not limited to only protecting your cast, but also provide water-tight protection to bandages, rashes, abrasions, burns, cuts, wounds, and IV & PICC Lines.
Even better, these cast covers are very affordable, so using one is a no-brainer to best protect your cast from water.
There are several brands of cast covers out there, after testing many, we only one we chose to stock is the waterproof cast covers from TKWC. These have proven to provide a long-lasting, water-tight protection to keep your cast dry.
They have incredibly high reviews, and they are podiatrist recommended.
How to Cover a Leg Cast for Shower
These waterproof cast covers are simple to put on. They just slide up your foot until the seal makes contact with your skin—similar to how you would put on a sock.
The "seal" is made from a non-latex material and stretches easy to accommodate most size legs and casts.
"In a time when my independence has been taken away, to have a product like this one so simple to use, it helps me feel some level of independence and not as helpless."
They are available for leg casts, extra wide-casts, and foot and ankle cast.
Shower casts covers are one of a few essential accessories for showering while wearing a cast safely. Check out our list on the link below:
Further Reading: How to Safely Shower with a Cast
These cast covers are also useful to protect your cast if you're going to the beach, sitting by the pool or lake, boat rides, protection from the rain, etc. Just don't submerge the blue ring part of the cover.
With these shower covers for your cast being so affordable, why risk damage to your cast and injury to only save a few dollars?
Investing in an affordable waterproof cast cover can give you peace of mind when showering and protecting your cast and ensure that you have a prosperous recovery.
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